The New Romcom ‘Jewtopia’ Appears to Have One or Two Actual Jews In It

There’s a new romantic comedy coming out called Jewtopia. As far as I can tell from the trailer, it’s about two best friends, one who is Jewish and marries a Jewish woman and one who’s not Jewish but desperate to marry a Jewish woman so that “he never has to make decisions again” (charming). Jamie-Lynn [Read More...]

Religion Is at the Forefront in Diablo Cody’s New Movie ‘Paradise’

In Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody‘s directorial debut, Paradise, a young woman (Julianne Hough) finds herself questioning and challenging her Christian faith after she gets in a plane accident. The woman’s name is Lamb, in case you didn’t think there was enough religious symbolism going on here. The movie costars Octavia Spencer, Russell Brand, Holly Hunter, [Read More...]

‘Trishna’ Is a Hindu Retelling of ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’

Indian actress Freida Pinto stars in Trishna, a modern retelling of Tess of the D’Urbervilles set against the Hindu caste system. I’m a big Thomas Hardy fan, and I think the trailer looks compelling. It’s out in theaters on July 13 and will begin airing on the IFC channel the following week. [Read more...]


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